Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga

by Deane-Peter Baker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521855314

ISBN-13: 9780521855310

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Few thinkers have had as much impact on contemporary philosophy as has Alvin Plantinga. The work of this quintessential analytic philosopher has in many respects set the tone for the debate in the fields of modal metaphysics and epistemology and he is arguably the most important philosopher of religion of our time. In this volume, a distinguished team of today's

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Few thinkers have had as much impact on contemporary philosophy as has Alvin Plantinga. The work of this quintessential analytic philosopher has in many respects set the tone for the debate in the fields of modal metaphysics and epistemology and he is arguably the most important philosopher of religion of our time. In this volume, a distinguished team of today's leading philosophers address the central aspects of Plantinga's philosophy - his views on natural theology; his responses to the problem of evil; his contributions to the field of modal metaphysics; the controversial evolutionary argument against naturalism; his model of epistemic warrant and his view of epistemic defeat; and his recent work on mind-body dualism. Also included is an appendix containing Plantinga's often referred to, but previously unpublished, lecture notes entitled 'Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments', with a substantial preface to the appendix written by Plantinga specifically for this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521855310
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Series:
Contemporary Philosophy in Focus Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction: Alvin Plantinga, God's Philosopher   Deane-Peter Baker     1
Natural Theology   Graham Oppy     15
Evil and Alvin Plantinga   Richard M. Gale     48
The Modal Metaphysics of Alvin Plantinga   John Divers     71
Natural Theology and Naturalist Atheology: Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism   Ernest Sosa     93
Two Approaches to Epistemic Defeat   Jonathan Kvanvig     107
Plantinga's Model of Warranted Christian Belief   James Beilby     125
Pluralism and Proper Function   Kelly James Clark     166
Plantinga's Replacement Argument   Peter van Inwagen     188
Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments   Alvin Plantinga     203
Select Bibliography     229
Index     231

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